The TPP: If it’s so Good, why is it so Secret?
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The TPP agreement is just another shot in the century long campaign by the US elites and multinationals to form the world in their image.
As others have already said, the principal pre-occupation of those groups since before the end of the Second World War has been to prevent the emergence of any other power that might challenge the ability of the US to run the world in the interests of that group.
That goal is reflected in thousands of US planning documents since that time. It has also been reflected in the military and subversive interventions into the internal affairs of over two thirds of the countries that compose the UN by the US government.
As US economic power declines, it is seeking, through the use of such “trade” agreements, to extend the life of that control for as long as possible.
If you’re not convinced that this isn’t the case, take a look and see if you can find the emerging economy of India, or China mentioned anywhere in the TTIP, TISA or TPP
That these agreements are only superficially about “free trade” is easily demonstrable. Much of what is treated in international comparisons as “trade” is no such thing as any normal person would conceive it to be.
Nearly a half of what is treated as trade consists of dealings between different arms of the same multinational corporations.
This is where say Apple US sells vast quantities of its computers and iphones to Apple Australia.
The prices, terms of contract, delivery and distribution are all determined internally within the same corporation.
Only with the exercise of considerable imagination can this be termed as “trade,” which is normally conceived to be dealings between distinct individuals or corporations at arms length.
Additionally much of these so-called “free trade” deals are in actuality about the enforcing of probably the most effective blockage of free trade ever devised-Intellectual property.
These deals play a vital role in preventing the spread around the world of new technical knowledge and confining its control to the organisation or person that originally conceived it.
As the US has for the last seventy years, been the source of a substantial proportion of the scientific and technological breakthroughs of that period, largely due to expenditures by the US government, they wish to endlessly extend the period during which they have exclusive control of the knowledge encapsulated.
The vast bulk of that knowledge was, after development, handed over by the US government to the corporations that have controlled it for the last seventy years, and they have taken control of that knowledge through the patent laws they essentially drafted.
This agreement seeks to extend further the length of time for which these corporations can control and exploit that knowledge for their own enrichment.
The reason these agreements are now negotiated in such strict secrecy is that the corporations concerned have learned from past experience that the more light is shed on them early in the process of negotiations, the more likely it is that the public will be roused to anger at the theft involved in them and the less likely they are to be passed into law.
The biggest warning sign for the public in any functioning democracy is that something is being hidden from them. They instinctively know that if it is so hidden, it must be to their disadvantage.
How bad is it….?
Really, really bad…. Watch this now..